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The first year for Washington Redskins young star quarterback didn’t end as well as it started. Robert Griffin III is scheduled to  undergo surgery after tearing ligaments in his knee toward the end of the Redskins’ wildcard playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Recovery times for ACL and LCL surgery are six to eight months, according to experts, but some officials are holding out hope that Griffin can be ready for the start of the 2013 season.

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According to ESPN:

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is undergoing total reconstructive surgery of his right knee early Wednesday morning to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, but he is expected to be ready for the opener of the 2013 NFL regular season, according to team sources familiar with the determination made by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews.

The torn ACL was diagnosed late Tuesday as a complete tear of the patella graft that was used to repair Griffin’s torn ACL suffered at Baylor in 2009. A team source said Andrews likely will use a patella graft from Griffin’s left knee to repair the most recent tear.

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